Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research



2 Media and society
O’Shaughnessy, Michael.
South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press, 2016
Call No: HM1206.S82 2016
2 In the company of others : an introduction to communication
Rothwell, J. Dan.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
Call No: P90.R848 2016
3 Reporting cultures on 60 minutes : missing the Finnish line in an American newscast
Carbaugh, Donal A.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Call No: P96.F56C263
4 Media/impact : an introduction to mass media
Biagi, Shirley.
Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, 2017
Call No: P90.B576 2017
5 Translating for singing : the theory, art, and craft of translating lyrics
Apter, Ronnie.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Call No: P311.A655
6 Intercultural communication : an advanced resource book for students
Holliday, Adrian.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Call No: P94.6.H739 2017
7 DK Communication
Ford-Brown, Lisa.
Boston : Pearson, 2017
Call No: P91.2.F699
8 Medialogies : reading reality in the age of inflationary media
Castillo, David R.
New York ; London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Call No: HM1206.C352
9 Just relationships : living out social justice as mentor, family, friend and lover
Kelley, Douglas L.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Call No: HM1106.K29j
9 Communication science theory and research : an advanced introduction
Krcmar, Marina.
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Call No: P90.K91


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research



2 A survey of scientific communication theory
Pavitt, Charles.
New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2016
Call No: P90.P338s
2 The seven principles for making marriage work : a practical guide from the country’s foremost relationship expert
Gottman, John Mordechai.
New York : Harmony Books, 2015
Call No: HQ734.G686s
3 For better (for worse) : the Science of a Good Marriage
Parker-Pope, Tara.
London : Vermilion, 2010.
Call No: HQ734.P242
4 On the nature of media : essays in understanding media
McLuhan, Marshall.
Berkeley, CA : Gingko Press, Inc., 2016.
Call No: P90.M166na
5 Polling and the public : what every citizen should know
Asher, Herbert B.
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE CQ Press, 2017
Call No: HM1236.A825
6 Media effects and society
Perse, Elizabeth M.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Call No: P94.P466 2017
7 Real-world media ethics : inside the broadcast and entertainment industries
Perebinossoff, Philippe.
New York ; Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017
Call No: Z792.U536F985
8 Categorical statistics for communication research
Denham, Bryan E.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017
Call No: P93.7.D393
9 Communication : making connections
Seiler, William J.
Boston : Pearson, 2017
Call No: P90.S461 2017
9 Persuasive communication
Stiff, James B.
New York : The Guilford Press, 2016
Call No: P301.5.P47S855 2016


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research



2 Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why
Doyle, Sady.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2016
Call No: P94.5.W65D754
2 Media movements : civil society and media policy reform in Latin America
Segura, María Soledad.
London : Zed Books, 2016
Call No: P95.82.L29S456
3 Key concepts in the philosophy of social research
Williams, Malcolm.
London : Sage Publications, 2016.
Call No: H62.W725
4 Survey scales : a guide to development, analysis, and reporting
Johnson, Robert L.
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, 2016
Call No: HM538.J68
5 The last midnight : essays on apocalyptic narratives in millennial media
Leisa A. Clark.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
Call No: P96.A66L349
6 The rise of transtexts : challenges and opportunities
Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Call No: P96.M36R595
7 Communications/media/geographies
Adams, Paul C.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Call No: P96.G47A216c
8 James W. Carey and communication research : reputation at the university’s margins
Pooley, Jefferson.
New York : Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: P91.3.P822
9 Global media studies
Miller, Toby.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016.
Call No: P96.I5M651
9 Metaskills : five talents for the robotic age
Neumeier, Marty.
United States : New Riders, c2013.
Call No: HF5386.N493


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2 The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster
Colvile, Robert.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Call No: HM846.C65C727
2 The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks
Ramo, Joshua Cooper.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Call No: HM851.R175
3 Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics : from Cyrano to Barbarella
Philippe Mather and Sylvain Rheault.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Call No: PQ637.S34R317
4 Intimacy on the Internet : media representation of online connections
Rosewarne, Lauren.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Call No: HQ801.82.R818
5 Hypothesis testing and model selection in the social sciences
Weakliem, David L.
New York : Guilford Press, 2016.
Call No: HA29.W361
6 TED talks : the official TED guide to public speaking
Anderson, Chris.
London : Headline Publishing Group, 2016.
Call No: PN4129.15.A545
7 First person action research : living life as inquiry
Marshall, Judi.
London : Sage Publications Inc, 2016.
Call No: H62.M368
8 Nonverbal communication in everyday life
Remland, Martin S.
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc. 2017
Call No: P99.5.R388 2017
9 Theorizing images
Žarko Paić and Krešimir Purgar.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
Call No: P93.5.T396
9 Windows into the soul : surveillance and society in an age of high technology
Marx, Gary T.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Call No: HM846.M392


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research



2 Superconnected : the Internet, digital media, and techno-social life
Chayko, Mary.
SAGE, 2017
Call No: HM851.C512
2 Open Codes : Skills, Participation and Democracy in New Technology Development
Nicolosi, Guido.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
Call No: HM846.N651
3 Statistics and data analytics for health data management
Davis, Nadinia A.
Elsevier, 2017
Call No: RA409.D263
4 Media power in Hong Kong : hyper-marketized media and cultural resistance
Cheung, Charles Chi-wai.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P92.H6C526
5 Samsung, media empire and family : a power web
Kim, Chunhyo.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P96.E252K49
6 The voice and its doubles : media and music in Northern Australia
Fisher, Daniel.
Duke University Press, 2016
Call No: P94.5.A852F533
7 Communication audit in globally integrated R&D project teams : a linguistic perspective
Alnajjar, Justyna.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: P93.55.A452
8 Invitation to human communication
Griffin, Cindy L.
Cengage Learning, 2017
Call No: P90.G851t
9 The intersectional Internet : race, sex, class and culture online
Noble, Safiya Umoja.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: HM851.I61nrs
9 Screening the nonhuman : representations of animal others in the media
George, Amber E.
Lexington Books, 2016
Call No: P96.A53S433


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research



2 Visual methodologies : an introduction to researching with visual materials
Rose, Gillian.
SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016
Call No: P93.5.R796 2016
2 Fantasy sports and the changing sports media industry : media, players, and society
Bowman, Nicholas David.
Lexington Books, 2016
Call No: GV1202.F35F216
3 The closing of the net
Horten, Monica.
Polity Press, 2016
Call No: HM851.H822
4 Culture’s software : communication styles
Brzozowska, Dorota.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
Call No: P90.C968
5 Doing real research : a practical guide to social research
Jensen, Eric Allen.
SAGE, 2016
Call No: H62.J54
6 The new heroines : female embodiment and technology in 21st-century popular culture
Wright, Katheryn Denise.
Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016
Call No: P94.5.W65W951
7 How fantasy becomes reality : information and entertainment media in everyday life
Dill-Shackleford, Karen.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Call No: HM1206.D578 2016
8 Converging media : a new introduction to mass communication
Pavlik, John V. (John Vernon).
Oxford University Press, 2017
Call No: P90.P338 2017
9 The inbox : understanding and maximizing student-instructor email
Ewald, Jennifer.
Equinox, 2016
Call No: P211.4.E94
9 Digital media and innovation : management and design strategies in communication
Gershon, Richard A.
SAGE Publications, 2017
Call No: P96.M34G381


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research


2 Saving the media : capitalism, crowdfunding, and democracy
Cagé, Julia.
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016
Call No: P96.E25C131
2 Making out in the mainstream : GLAAD and the politics of respectability
Doyle, Vincent A.
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016
Call No: P94.5.G38D754
3 Media management : a comparative analysis of European and American systems
Nierenberg, Bogusław.
Jagiellonian University Press, 2016
Call No: P96.M34N675
4 Visually situated language comprehension
Crocker, Matthew W.
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016
Call No: P93.5.V834vsa
5 Scotland’s referendum and the media : national and international perspectives
Blain, Neil.
Edinburgh University Press, 2016
Call No: JN1341.S424
6 Communication across the life span
Nussbaum, Jon F.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: HM1206.C734ca
7 Social media for academics
Carrigan, Mark (Mark Alexander).
Sage, 2016
Call No: HM742.C316
8 Chronopoetics : the temporal being and operativity of technological media
Ernst, Wolfgang.
Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016
Call No: P90.E71c
9 The internet and new social formation in China : fandom publics in the making
Zhang, Weiyu.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: HM1206.Z63
9 Media, millennials, and politics : the coming of age of the next political generation
Novak, Alison.
Lexington Books, 2016
Call No: HQ799.2.P6N935


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research


2 Introducing communication research : paths of inquiry
Treadwell, Donald.
Sage, 2017
Call No: P91.3.T784 2017
2 Controversies in digital ethics
Booth, Paul.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Call No: P94.C764
3 Quantitative research methods for communication : a hands-on approach
Wrench, Jason S.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Call No:P91.3.Q1 2016
4 U.S. media and elections in flux : dynamics and strategies
Jones, David A. (David Adam).
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P95.82.U6J76
5 Sustainable media : critical approaches to media and environment
Starosielski, Nicole.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P96.E57S964
6 Visual storytelling – infographic design in news
Dong, Zhao.
The Images Publishing Group, 2015
Call No: PN4784.P5V834
7 Towards equity in global communication?
Nordenstreng, Kaarle.
Hampton Press, 2016
Call No: HM1206.T737 2016
8 The Artemis archetype in popular culture : essays on fiction, film and television
Bobby, Susan Redington.
McFarland & Company, 2016
Call No: P94.5.W65A786
9 Democracy and media in Central and Eastern Europe 25 years on
Dobek-Ostrowska, Bogusława.
Peter Lang, 2015
Call No: P95.82.E85D383
9 Global media literacy in a digital age : teaching beyond borders
De Abreu, Belinha S.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: LB1043.G562


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research


2 Communication between cultures
Samovar, Larry A.
Cengage Learning, 2016
Call No: P94.6.S191 2017
2 Media at work in China and India : discovering and dissecting
Jeffrey, Robin.
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2015
Call No: P92.C5M489ma
3 Communicating in the 21st century
Eunson, Baden.
John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd, 2016
Call No:HM1206.E88 2016
4 Media communication : an introduction to theory and process
Watson, James.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Call No: P90.W339 2016
5 Introducing social research methods : essentials for getting the edge
Ruane, Janet M.
John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2016
Call No: H61.R894
6 Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations
Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea.
University Press of Mississippi, 2016
Call No: P96.V35V216
7 European media policy for the twenty-first century : assessing the past, setting agendas for the future
Bulck, Hilde Van den.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P95.82.E85E89em
8 Literature in contemporary media culture : technology, subjectivity, aesthetics
Malvik, Anders Skare.
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016
Call No: P96.L5L776
9 Digital literacy : a primer on media, identity, and the evolution of technology
Wiesinger, Susan.
Peter Lang, 2016
Call No: HM851.W651
9 Introducing communication research : paths of inquiry
Treadwell, Donald.
Sage, 2017
Call No: P91.3.T784 2017


3 beautiful and inspiring reads that are well worth your time


These reads are publicly available on the Internet; click on the links to read the full posts.

We Do Not Dream by Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri is the manager of the English Premier League (EPL) football team Leicester City. His team of underdogs are getting closer to winning the EPL Championship title this season. Ranieri’s words will give you a sense of the management magic on display.

Just a few years ago, many of my players were in the lower leagues. Vardy was working in a factory. Kanté was in the third tier of the French league. Mahrez was in the French fourth division.

Now, we are fighting for a title. The Leicester fans I meet in the street tell me they are dreaming. But I say to them, “Okay, you dream for us. We do not dream. We simply work hard.”


‘When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression’

We humans are creatures of habits, not just when we go about our daily activities and routines, habits also apply to our thinking and feelings. While our feelings are always real and authentic, are they the best guides to our behaviour?

Equality can feel like oppression. But it’s not. What you’re feeling is just the discomfort of losing a little bit of your privilege — the same discomfort that an only child feels when she goes to preschool and discovers that there are other kids who want to play with the same toys as she does.

It’s like an old man being used to having a community pool all to himself, having that pool actually opened up to everyone in the community, and then that old man yelling, “But what about MY right to swim in a pool all by myself?!”


Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun’s Maiden Speech in Parliament

Here in Singapore, Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Mr Kok Heng Leun makes an insightful and persuasive case of making more time and space for the Arts.

We are so afraid we will offend others by what we say, when actually, we need to learn how NOT to be offended, or so easily offended. We need to be able to have a constructive voice that seeks to improve our shared environment and future.

If the space for discourse is not going to be opened up, we will never become a nation of mature thinkers. We will continue to co- exist but never be truly inclusive.


Latest Prints – Communication Policy & Research


2 Impact of communication and the media on ethnic conflict
Gibson, Steven.
Information Science Reference, 2016.
Call No: P94.5.M55I34
2 Social media and social movements : the transformation of communication patterns
Çoban, Barış.
Lexington Books, 2016
Call No: HM851.S678a
3 Representation
Kidd, Jenny.
Routledge, 2016
Call No:P91.K46
4 Feminism, Labour and Digital Media : The Digital Housewife
Jarrett, Kylie.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: HM851.J37
5 Digitizing identities : doing identity in a networked world
Ploeg, Irma van der.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Call No: HM851.D574dd
6 Cyberbullies, cyberactivists, cyberpredators : film, TV, and Internet stereotypes
Rosewarne, Lauren.
Praeger, 2016
Call No: HM851.R818
7 New directions in public opinion
Berinsky, Adam J.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: HN90.P8N532 2016
8 How traditions live and die
Morin, Olivier.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Call No: B105.T7M858
9 Deconstructing dads : changing images of fathers in popular culture
Tropp, Laura.
Lexington Books, 2016
Call No: P94.5.F34D296
9 Psychology of fear, crime, and the media : international perspectives
Chadee, Derek.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Call No: BF575.F2P974f


Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research


2 New media, old media : a history and theory reader
Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P90.N532n 2016
2 Doing surveys online
Toepoel, Vera.
SAGE, 2016
Call No: HM538.T642
3 Refining Milestone Mass Communications Theories for the 21st Century
Wei, Ran.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P90.R332
4 Embodied metaphors in film, television, and video games : cognitive approaches
Fahlenbrach, Kathrin.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Call No: HF5548.4.M523J48ep
5 Communication, digital media + everyday life
Chalkley, Tony.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Call No: P90.C436
6 Communicating effectively
Hybels, Saundra.
McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
Call No: P95.H992 2015
7 Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches
Berger, Arthur Asa.
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2016
Call No: P91.3.B496 2016
8 Queer representation, visibility, and race in American film and television : screening the closet
Kohnen, Melanie E. S.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P96.S58K79
9 Biopolitical media : catastrophe, immunity and bare life
Meek, Allen.
Routledge, 2016.
Call No: P96.P73M494b
9 Reading sounds : closed-captioned media and popular culture
Zdenek, Sean.
The University of Chicago Press, 2015
Call No: P93.5.Z39


As a Facebook user, I felt enlightened after reading this


Most people we know are Facebook users. We probably know why people use Facebook, and what motivates them to keep themselves logged in all the time.

However, do we know what it is that Facebook users actually experience? How do Facebook users describe their thought processes when using Facebook, and how do their experiences affect them emotionally?

This piece of qualitative research gives us some deep insights:

As a Facebook user myself, I felt enlightened after reading this. I could easily identify with some of the intentions that were described, and I can now better understand how people are using Facebook, including the range of emotions they may possibly feel.

Whether or not you are a student of communication, you might find this journal article a good read too.

Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research


1 Exposed : desire and disobedience in the digital age
Harcourt, Bernard E.
Harvard University Press, 2015
Call No: HM851.H257
2 Convergent media and privacy
Dwyer, Tim.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Call No: P95.8.D993
3 Consumption, media and the Gobal South : aspiration contested
Iqani, Mehita.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Call No: HC59.72.C6I64
4 Consuming music in the digital age : technologies, roles and everyday life
Nowak, Raphaël.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Call No: ML3916.N946
5 Investigating intimate discourse
Clancy, Brian.
Routledge, 2016
Call No: P94.7.C587
6 Revolutions in communication : media history from Gutenberg to the digital age
Kovarik, Bill.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
Call No: P90.K88 2015
7 Violence in American popular culture
Schmid, David (David Frank).
Praeger, 2015
Call No: P96.V52V795 V1
8 The communicative construction of Europe : cultures of political discourse, public sphere, and the euro crisis
Hepp, Andreas.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Call No: P95.82.E85H529
9 Media interview techniques : a complete guide to media training
Taylor, Robert.
Kogan Page Limited, 2016.
Call No: P96.I54T245
9 Making sense : a student’s guide to research and writing : social sciences
Northey, Margot.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Call No: H62.N874 2015


Start your Research journey with these 8 tips

Going on vacation is great, everyone looks forward to it. Starting a research paper, may not be so great; some say it’s at the opposite end of the enjoyment spectrum. However, once we change the way we look at things, we’ll realise things are not as difficult as we first thought. Planning your vacation trip and planning your research can be very similar. Let’s have fun together with these 8 tips! Can’t hurt right?


1. Switch to Scholarly Mode

Just like when you board the plane to start a journey and you need to switch the mode on your smartphone. The same goes when you are about to start a research paper. You need to prepare your mind to think like a scholar, and use scholarly resources. So start by flipping the switch in your mind.

2. Look Up a Guidebook

When you’re planning what do and where to go on a trip, chances are, you’d consult a guidebook. Did you know you can do the same when starting your Communication Research? We know starting your research can be daunting and confusing, but you never have to start from scratch. You can rely on reference works. These are written by experienced researchers, they provide great introductions, trustworthy references and helpful suggestions. Sure,Wikipedia is useful too, but remember, you may not always know who’s writing those Wikipedia entries. Ask yourself who would you trust more, an experienced travel guide, or a person (whose credentials are not known) just writing about the place. Below are some great reference works to consult for Communication Research.
International Encyclopaedia of Communication Online
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

3. Different Sources Always Help

As you look around for information for your trip, you may turn to various sources, for example, people who’ve been there, destination reviews and travel magazines. Well, research in many ways is similar, it just has a different terminology. In research there are three main types of sources to look at:
• Primary sources: where researchers to get as close as possible to original ideas
• Secondary sources: where writers analyse, review or restate information found in primary resources, or other secondary resources
• Tertiary resources: where authors and editors provide data in a convenient form such as encyclopaedias, journals and textbooks.

4. Get the Right Currency

Going to the money changer to get the correct currency is a must. In research, you need to look at currency as well, just not the monetary kind. In research, currency means ‘currency of information’ or how ‘new’ the information is. Take note though, just like how different countries have different currencies, different academic disciplines have different consideration of what is considered ‘current information’ . In Science, Technology and Medicine, information can become outdated in less than five years, but in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, information published from decades ago may still be relevant.

5. Lessen the Load

Travel light, or lighten your load you must. You only want to carry what you can manage, so you carefully select what you need to pack. You can lighten your research load by filtering your search to only look at peer reviewed journals. These journals are deemed to be of higher quality. Such journals are usually published by reputable organizations, lend credibility, authority and prestige to their authors and their works. Using Library search tools like OneSearch allows you to filter your search with just one click.

6. The Ultimate Kit

Don’t you love the all-in-one travel kit? The one with the shampoo, conditioner, body wash and so on. Takes the headache out of looking for every small items one by one. Communication Research is often conducted in relation to with other disciplines, such as Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Technology, Language, Philosophy, History, and Education. (Phew! that is a lot). Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was just one place to search across all these areas, just like having a travel kit with all its items? Then you need a database, the Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) database to be exact. It covers more than 650 journals across a wide spectrum of research areas related to communication and mass media. Plus, databases take up no room in your luggage and they weigh nothing at all.

7. Proving I was There.

I have been there and I have the images to prove it. Ok maybe this is not exactly why you took so many photos when you’re on vacation, but in some ways these images are a testimony that you actually did visit a place. You need proof in your research as well. You need academic proof to support or deny the statements and claims you make in your research. But when you use someone else’s work, you need to credit it. You do this by making sure all works are well cited. This ensures you attribute ideas to the source, avoid plagiarism, and build arguments. Proper citation also indicates mastery of the topic at hand. Using a citation style such as the APA Style gives your readers a consistent way to understand your evidence.

8. Asking for Directions

We all get lost sometimes, especially when we are in a new country. So just like it is normal to ask for directions from the locals, if you get lost in your research, you can always Ask-A-Librarian. You will find us pointing you in the right direction and shifting you back on the right path, if you go off-road. Just like the locals in any country, we have the inside scope on the best places to get information. But if you want to talk to us about your holiday plans, we love to hear that too.